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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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At Lyft, community is what we are & its what we do. Its what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, & diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

Frontend Engineers at Lyft build & own innovative web applications using advanced JavaScript, Typescript, CSS, & HTML, with a desire to achieve exceptional design fidelity, usability, accessibility, & performance across both desktop & mobile browsers.

This team is focused on urban transportation & removing congestion, read more here!


  • Demonstrate your coding & development skills, including reviewing software developed by other engineers
  • Assess the implications associated with design decisions by understanding the end-to-end system architecture
  • Proactively recommend improvements & new approaches to address potential systemic pain points & technical debt
  • Participate in feature design working with product & UX experts
  • Collaborate with technical teams on new & emerging technologies, determining how they will integrate into current & evolving infrastructure
  • Work closely with Product Management on feature definition & Project Management on project schedules
  • Write comprehensive tests of functionality, & ensure that they pass
  • Leave the code in a better state than when you found it (progressive refactor)
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality & distribute knowledge
  • Share knowledge by giving brown bags, tech talks, & evangelizing appropriate tech & engineering best practices


  • Must have 5+ years of software engineering industry experience
  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, & HTML
  • Good understanding of web performance & how browsers & DOM work
  • Experience working with modern JavaScript frameworks, like React
  • Experience with unit, integration, & end-to-end testing
  • Experience working with Product Managers & Designers
  • Experience working on projects that involve multiple teams
  • Experience breaking down high-level goals into actionable engineering tasks that can be delegated
  • Passion for user privacy, security or transportation industry
  • Contributions to the community (open source software, blogging, presentations)
  • Proficiency with TypeScript, Python, Go, and/or Bash
  • Familiarity with Docker & containerized computing
  • Experience using web build tools, such as Webpack, Gulp, & Grunt
  • Proficiency with browser developer tools


  • Great medical, dental, & vision insurance options
  • In addition to 11 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, & foster parents are all eligible
  • Monthly commuter subsidy to cover your transit to work
  • 20% off all Lyft rides

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues & hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy & safe workplace & strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance & other similar state laws & local ordinances, & its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest & conviction records.

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